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Old 03-01-2008, 03:45 PM   #1
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hi all, got my side stand switch fixed and took her out for a spin and had yet another problem. When im riding it and take off it kinda sputters unless i crack it all the way open and then it runs out great. It seems that the problem is is just like at half throttle taking off,it just sputters. A ny suggestins? The bike had sat for about six months before i got it. also it is a gsf600s
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Old 03-01-2008, 04:31 PM   #2
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Your carbs are clogged somewhere because the gas sat so long -- it turns to varnish over time, and it likely has clogged your low-speed jets. (When you crack it open it's on the main jet and gets enough fuel.) You should get a product called SeaFoam, which can help clear carbs. If that doesn't work, you'll need to take the carbs apart and clean out the little passages.
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Old 03-01-2008, 05:44 PM   #3
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You should get a product called SeaFoam, which can help clear carbs.
Why BUYsalt water when it can be so easily produced at home or carried home from the beach in a bucket? BTW: Sachi didn't metion it, but the salt water works best if you can warm it up a bit first. Not scalding, but bath=water warm.
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Old 03-01-2008, 05:49 PM   #4
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1.) Jack up license plate
2.) Remove old motorcycle
3.) Install new motorcycle
4.) Lower license plate
5.) Soak old motorcycle in warm salt water.......
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Old 03-01-2008, 05:59 PM   #5
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Now now, boys, be nice to our n00b.

fcat, they're teasing you. SeaFoam has no salt or water - check it out.
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Pilot Jets clogged like an Artery. It will require surgery. Who's your HMO?

Seafoam probably won't work in this case, but it's cheap-enough you can try it.
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Try this if seafoam doesn't work.

As I recall that bike has carbs with drain screws that face sideways. Pull the screws one at a time. Use a small cup to catch the drained fuel. Inspect for little particles of crud. You probably have crud since it's been sitting. You can get some spray carburetor cleaner and using the little red tube spray cleaner through the drain hole into the carb and flush them out. Don't forget to put some towels under the carbs when you do this. Give it a couple of hours to dry out and then replace the drain plugs. Put some carb cleaner that goes in the fuel and put it in. Run a tank of gas through the bike and see how it goes.

P.S. If the bike doesn't have an inline fuel filter betwenn the tank and the carbs you should put one on.
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Try this if seafoam doesn't work.

As I recall that bike has carbs with drain screws that face sideways. Pull the screws one at a time. Use a small cup to catch the drained fuel. Inspect for little particles of crud. You probably have crud since it's been sitting. You can get some spray carburetor cleaner and using the little red tube spray cleaner through the drain hole into the carb and flush them out. Don't forget to put some towels under the carbs when you do this. Give it a couple of hours to dry out and then replace the drain plugs. Put some carb cleaner that goes in the fuel and put it in. Run the bike through a tank of gas and see how it goes.

P.S. Id the bike doesn't have an inline fuel filter betwenn the tank and the carbs you should put one on.
You forgot to tell him to use a match to make it easier to see while he's inspecting the crud in the fuel.
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You forgot to tell him to use a match to make it easier to see while he's inspecting the crud in the fuel.
... that was Ken Moore's job.
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Old 03-02-2008, 03:21 PM   #10
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... that was Ken Moore's job.
You know darn well that I always recommend a small propane torch for fuel related issues. Matches and cigarette lighters just don't have the heat and flame adjustability you need.
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